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HC says Muslim ex-wife is entitled to maintenance

HC says Muslim ex-wife is entitled to maintenance

Rediff.com1 days ago

Quoting verses from Surah Al Bakra in Qur'an, Justice Krishna S Dixit said a pious Muslim owes a moral and religious duty to provide subsistence to his destitute ex-wife.

SC cancels HC order granting furlough to Asaram's son Narayan Sai

SC cancels HC order granting furlough to Asaram's son Narayan Sai

Rediff.com1 days ago

The Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside the order of the Gujarat high court granting 14-day furlough to rape convict Narayan Sai, son of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu.

Divestment push may boost PSU m-cap from all-time low currently

Divestment push may boost PSU m-cap from all-time low currently

Rediff.com2 days ago

The share of public sector undertakings (PSUs) in the total market capitalisation of listed companies--at an all-time low of 10 per cent currently --- may get a leg-up from the government's divestment push. Recently the government announced the successful sale of national carrier Air India to Tata Sons, India's first privatisation of a PSU since 2002-03. The transaction is expected to be completed by December.

11 BEAUTIFUL STORIES From Around The World

11 BEAUTIFUL STORIES From Around The World

Rediff.com2 days ago

Aseem Chhabra lists his favourite films from the recent Toronto International Film Festival.

Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, 4 others get life term in murder case

Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, 4 others get life term in murder case

Rediff.com3 days ago

The court in Panchkula had convicted Ram Rahim and four others -- Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh, Avtar Singh and Sabdil -- in the murder case on October 8.

ATP Rankings: Federer drops out of top-10

ATP Rankings: Federer drops out of top-10

Rediff.com3 days ago

The Swiss star underwent arthroscopic right knee surgeries in February 2020 and May 2020. Federer has played five tournaments since having those surgeries, all of which came this season.

India slips to 101st rank in Global Hunger Index; behind Pak, B'desh

India slips to 101st rank in Global Hunger Index; behind Pak, B'desh

Rediff.com6 days ago

Eighteen countries, including China, Brazil and Kuwait, shared the top rank with GHI score of less than five, the website of the Global Hunger Index that tracks hunger and malnutrition said on Thursday.

Hunger Index: Pak, B'desh, Nepal fare better than India

Hunger Index: Pak, B'desh, Nepal fare better than India

Rediff.com7 days ago

India has slipped to 101st position in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 of 116 countries, from its 2020 position of 94th and is behind its neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Eighteen countries, including China, Brazil and Kuwait, shared the top rank with GHI score of less than five, the website of the Global Hunger Index that tracks hunger and malnutrition said on Thursday. The report, prepared jointly by Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe, termed the level of hunger in India "alarming".

Kenyan long-distance Olympian Tirop stabbed to death

Kenyan long-distance Olympian Tirop stabbed to death

Rediff.com13 Oct 2021

The 25-year-old represented Kenya in the 5,000m event at the Tokyo Olympics and finished fourth in the finals after clocking 14:39.62 seconds.

Dera chief's sentencing in murder case deferred till Oct 18

Dera chief's sentencing in murder case deferred till Oct 18

Rediff.com12 Oct 2021

The special court had convicted them on Friday in the murder case of a Dera manager, Ranjit Singh.

SC to examine ED's power to attach ancestral assets in PMLA cases

SC to examine ED's power to attach ancestral assets in PMLA cases

Rediff.com11 Oct 2021

The Supreme Court has agreed to examine the legal issue of whether the Enforcement Directorate can attach ancestral properties of the accused under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act as 'proceeds of crime.'

'I am the Tiger'

'I am the Tiger'

Rediff.com11 Oct 2021

BJP CMs promote a lawless culture, one where groups backed by the State are encouraged to attack fellow citizens, where being trigger-happy is the official police policy, notes Jyoti Punwani.

US Worried About Security Leaks From India

US Worried About Security Leaks From India

Rediff.com9 Oct 2021

GSOMIA does not cover the exchange of classified information with Indian private industry. Washington wanted this covered too, given New Delhi's emphasis on the proposed 'strategic partnership' model of procurement.

Ansals convicted of tampering with evidence in Uphaar fire case

Ansals convicted of tampering with evidence in Uphaar fire case

Rediff.com8 Oct 2021

A Delhi court on Friday convicted real estate barons Sushil and Gopal Ansal for tampering with evidence in the 1997 case of Uphaar Cinema fire which claimed 59 lives.

20 years later: India's privatisation story off to 'Maharaja' start

20 years later: India's privatisation story off to 'Maharaja' start

Rediff.com8 Oct 2021

With the new owner shelling out Rs 18,000 crore for the buyout of 'Maharaja' this would be the highest ever amount garnered through privatisation or even the cumulative sum garnered through strategic sale in 1999-00 to 2003-04. The government had garnered roughly over Rs 5,000 crore during that five-year period by privatising 10 CPSEs.

Dera Sacha chief convicted of murdering sect's ex-manager in 2002

Dera Sacha chief convicted of murdering sect's ex-manager in 2002

Rediff.com8 Oct 2021

A special CBI court in Panchkula on Friday convicted Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for the murder of former Dera manager Ranjit Singh in 2002.

Why Prithviraj didn't want a chat with Ayushmann

Why Prithviraj didn't want a chat with Ayushmann

Rediff.com7 Oct 2021

'I did not have a chat with Ayushmann Khurrana.' 'We didn't have that session nor did I want one.' 'I believe in doing work by myself.'

The Secret of M L Khattar's Survival

The Secret of M L Khattar's Survival

Rediff.com6 Oct 2021

Haryana's chief minister enjoys Narendra Modi's support and protection and will be in office unless the state sees a massive administrative botch-up.

SC to hear Zakia Jafri's plea against clean chit for Modi on Oct 26

SC to hear Zakia Jafri's plea against clean chit for Modi on Oct 26

Rediff.com5 Oct 2021

The Supreme Court Tuesday said it would hear on October 26 a plea filed by Zakia Jafri, the wife of slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri, challenging the Special Investigation Team (SIT) clean chit to Narendra Modi, who was the Gujarat chief minister during the 2002 riots in the state.

Amarinder attacks Sidhu, says he is undermining CM's authority

Amarinder attacks Sidhu, says he is undermining CM's authority

Rediff.com30 Sep 2021

"The two (the Pradesh Congress Committee chief and the chief minister) consult each other, but the final decision is of Channi, who is the chief minister, not Sidhu," the former chief minister told reporters at the Chandigarh airport.

India slams 'abuse' hurled at Modi during Kashmir debate by UK MPs

India slams 'abuse' hurled at Modi during Kashmir debate by UK MPs

Rediff.com24 Sep 2021

The Indian government expressed its dismay at some of the language used by participating MPs in the Backbench Debate, specifically Pakistani-origin Labour MP Naz Shah.

2 cops among 6 J-K employees sacked for terror links with Hizbul Mujahideen

2 cops among 6 J-K employees sacked for terror links with Hizbul Mujahideen

Rediff.com22 Sep 2021

Six government employees, including two policemen, were on Wednesday dismissed from service for their alleged links with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total number of employees sacked in last nearly six months to 25, officials said.

Yunus case: Will not appoint new special PP till Oct 14, Maha tells HC

Yunus case: Will not appoint new special PP till Oct 14, Maha tells HC

Rediff.com22 Sep 2021

The Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court on Wednesday that it would not appoint a new special public prosecutor in the Khwaja Yunus custodial death case till October 14.

'Amarinder was toeing Modi's line'

'Amarinder was toeing Modi's line'

Rediff.com22 Sep 2021

'Change was very much needed for the Congress to win the 2022 assembly elections.'

Aviation: The 9/11, COVID-19 Impact

Aviation: The 9/11, COVID-19 Impact

Rediff.com21 Sep 2021

In order to gauge the financial impact of COVID-19 on the aviation industry, comparing it to what happened after the 9/11 terrorist attack is a helpful yardstick.

Charanjit Channi: 'Sidhu camp' leader who revolted against Amarinder

Charanjit Channi: 'Sidhu camp' leader who revolted against Amarinder

Rediff.com20 Sep 2021

He had along with three other ministers rebelled against Amarinder Singh while choosing to side with the camp of state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.

What Capt Amarinder Singh told Sonia Gandhi before quitting as CM

What Capt Amarinder Singh told Sonia Gandhi before quitting as CM

Rediff.com19 Sep 2021

"Notwithstanding my personal anguish, I hope this will not cause any damage to the hard-earned peace and development in the state," Singh wrote in his letter to Gandhi

Amarinder Singh: The man who revived Cong in Punjab

Amarinder Singh: The man who revived Cong in Punjab

Rediff.com18 Sep 2021

The 79-year-old widely respected and popular leader steered the Congress in 2017 to a landslide victory in the 117-member assembly to occupy the chief minister's post for the second time.

24 new ministers take oath in Gujarat, team Rupani out

24 new ministers take oath in Gujarat, team Rupani out

Rediff.com17 Sep 2021

Governor Acharya Devvrat administered the oath to 10 cabinet ministers and 14 ministers of state, including five ministers of state with independent charge.

Trade bodies impose 12-hr bandh in Nagaland over 'illegal taxation'

Trade bodies impose 12-hr bandh in Nagaland over 'illegal taxation'

Rediff.com16 Sep 2021

The shutdown has been complete in not only major cities like Kohima, Dimapur and Mokokchung, but even smaller towns such as Tuli, Jalukie, Pfutsero, CNCCI president Khekugha Muru told PTI.

McDonald's @ 25: A peek into its ambitious India plans

McDonald's @ 25: A peek into its ambitious India plans

Rediff.com14 Sep 2021

When Amit Jatia, vice-chairman of Westlife Development (WLDL), which operates fast-food chain McDonald's in West and South India, wanted to become the American fast-food giant's local partner in 1995, he had to first convince his family he would remain a staunch vegetarian. As McDonald's - home of the iconic Big Mac - completes 25 years in India, being one of the largest operators in the quick-service restaurant (QSR) segment in the country with over 300 outlets, Jatia has held on to the promise he made to his family. Not one to sit back and watch anyone flip the Big Mac, he gets straight to the meat of the matter when he says McDonald's success menu will see the QSR expand its ever-hungry 'foodprint' by doubling the number of joints and increasing its average unit volume by 35-40 per cent in five years.

Bhupendra Patel takes over as 17th Gujarat CM

Bhupendra Patel takes over as 17th Gujarat CM

Rediff.com13 Sep 2021

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and chief ministers of some BJP-ruled states were among those present at the Raj Bhavan ceremony.

200% final, no tying up with BJP to form UP govt: BSP

200% final, no tying up with BJP to form UP govt: BSP

Rediff.com13 Sep 2021

Mishra's assertion came amid a growing perception that the BSP could again join hands with the saffron party if the 2022 assembly elections throw a hung House.

Why is China Focusing on Tibet?

Why is China Focusing on Tibet?

Rediff.com13 Sep 2021

Wang Yang and Xi Jinping's visits signal the beginning of a major Chinese push to bring about a transformation of Tibet, observes Jayadeva Ranade, the distinguished China expert and retired RA&W officer.

Bhupendra Patel to take oath as 17th Gujarat CM today

Bhupendra Patel to take oath as 17th Gujarat CM today

Rediff.com13 Sep 2021

The party's CM choice came as a surprise for many as the low-profile, first-time legislator was not seen to be among the top contenders for the post.

First-term MLA Bhupendra Patel to be new Gujarat CM

First-term MLA Bhupendra Patel to be new Gujarat CM

Rediff.com13 Sep 2021

Patel has never held a ministerial post, just like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was never a minister when he became Gujarat CM 20 years ago.

FREEZE! Animals on the Prowl

FREEZE! Animals on the Prowl

Rediff.com9 Sep 2021

Take a look at some of the jaw-dropping images.

Coming Soon! Biopic on Sourav Ganguly

Coming Soon! Biopic on Sourav Ganguly

Rediff.com9 Sep 2021

A biopic on the life of former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly is in the works, which will be produced by Luv Films.

The Magic of Asha Bhosle

The Magic of Asha Bhosle

Rediff.com8 Sep 2021

Do you know Ashaji crooned a seductive night club song, Zooby Zooby Je L'aime Vous for An Evening In Paris?

Court blocks online game based on Salman Khan's hit-and-run incident

Court blocks online game based on Salman Khan's hit-and-run incident

Rediff.com7 Sep 2021

A Mumbai civil court has ordered for temporary restraint on access to an online mobile game titled 'Selmon Bhoi', allegedly based on a hit-and-run incident involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan.

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